Wake up to your only live and local news
Australia’s #1 brekky show, Sunrise, will broadcast all-new live and local news bulletins exclusive to Queensland from Monday.
In a breakfast television first, to coincide with the start of daylight saving in the southern states, the comprehensive local bulletins will bring viewers all of Queensland’s news live every half hour from 6am local time – while competing services remain on delay.
In addition to the national news with Nat, Kochie and the team at Brekky Central, Sunrise’s Queensland correspondent Bianca Stone will deliver the local bulletins live from Seven’s Brisbane headquarters, crossing to reporters wherever news is breaking across the Sunshine State.
The new Queensland-only bulletins represent a significant investment in local reporters, producers, camera crews and technicians – all to keep Queenslanders up to date.
Queensland is a market of vital importance to Sunrise. Viewers in the Sunshine State have been loyal to the show for decades. But for six months of the year, the concept of running hour-old, networked news to five million residents, has bothered us.Michael Pell, Sunrise Executive Producer
This is our solution: Queensland news bulletins, live and local every 30 minutes, made in Queensland, by Queenslanders, for Queenslanders. Viewers will still see the main show and the national headlines. But every half hour, and whenever news is breaking, Queensland will get its own tailor-made coverage. Queensland will see all the rapidly-changing, critical information, first on Sunrise.
There’s nothing like feeling informed and on top of everything in a world that seems to be changing so much. Our Sunrise Queensland-only news will get your day started right. It’s a game-changer – a dedicated local news service like no other.Natalie Barr, Sunrise co-host
Never before has it been more important for our viewers to have instant access to the latest news which affects their lives, no matter their time zone. That’s our commitment – to deliver the best news service wherever you live.Kochie, Sunrise co-host